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Anything that
can go wrong
will go wrong
~ Murphy's Law
Murphy's Law is a profound observation on the futility of hope. Seems pretty bleak but, in fact, Murphy was an optimist. Considerably more disturbing laws order the universe...
Nothing is so bad
a few small repairs
couldn't make it worse.
~ The Law of Irreparable Harm

O'Toole's Commentary on Murphy's Law

Murphy was an Optimist

Murphy was an Optimist
No matter how bad Murphy thought it could get, it can get a lot worse.

Murphy was an Optimist :: Grunge Version

Murphy was an Optimist :: Grunge Version
When things are really bad you need a grungy font to tell the story.

Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law
Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. It's that simple.

Murphy's Law II

Murphy's Law II
A black text version of our Murphy's Law design.

Murphy's Law Version II

Murphy's Law Version II
If anything can go wrong, it will

Classic Murphisms

Classic Murphisms
Murphy's Law and others it inspires.

Finagle's Law

Finagle's Law
Anything that can go wrong, will -- at the worst possible moment.

Law of Inevitable Failure

Law of Inevitable Failure
If anything just cannot go wrong, it will anyway.

Corollary of Infinite Flaws

Corollary of Infinite Flaws
If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which something can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.

Principle of Optimum Damage

Principle of Optimum Damage
If there is a possibility of several things going wrong the one that will cause the most damage will be the first one to go wrong.

The False Positive Principle

The False Positive Principle
If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Theory of Natural Regression

Theory of Natural Regression
Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.

Murphy's Law of Thermodynamics

Murphy's Law of Thermodynamics
Things get worse under pressure

Law of Irreparable Harm

Law of Irreparable Harm
Nothing is so bad a few small repairs couldn't make it worse.

Rule of Inexorable Decay

Rule of Inexorable Decay
Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.

Rule of Recursive Decay

Rule of Recursive Decay
Whatever has happened wrong, is bound to happen again .... maybe even worse.

Hane's Law

Hane's Law
There is no limit to how bad things can get.

Borkowski's Law

Borkowski's Law
You can't guard against the arbitrary.

Callahan's Principle

Callahan's Principle
You can't argue with stupid.

Black's Special Theory of Stupidity

Black's Special Theory of Stupidity
If idiots were energy we would never run out.

Hanlon's Razor

Hanlon's Razor
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity

The Peter Principle

The Peter Principle
In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.

Stapp's Ironical Paradox

Stapp's Ironical Paradox
The universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle.

Sturgeon's Revelation

Sturgeon's Revelation
Ninety percent of everything is crap.

Murphy's Laws 2012 Fold-Out 12-month Wall Calendar

Murphy's Laws 2012 Fold-Out 12-month Wall Calendar
Anything that can go wrong will, for 12-months of the year.


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